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Erik Prince: Blackwater founder on the 'business of war'

Nov 18, 2013
Founder and former CEO of Blackwater, Erik Prince says "I'm done keeping quiet" about the War on Terror.
Posted In: Iraq war, afghanistan, Blackwater

Boom times for opium cultivation in Afghanistan

Nov 13, 2013
516,000 acres in Afghanistan are dedicated to growing opium poppies.
Posted In: afghanistan, war on drugs

Iraq: Who watched the watchers?

Sep 30, 2013
The office established as the temporary oversight agency for Iraq reconstruction will cease operations.
Posted In: Iraq, afghanistan, government waste

Why wasteful spending and war seem to go hand in hand

Jul 16, 2013
A Senate committee takes up the issue of war-time contracting, looking at the huge amounts of waste and fraud during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Posted In: Iraq war, Afghanistan war, military waste, Iraq, afghanistan

U.S. to leave behind billions in military equipment in Afghanistan

Jun 20, 2013
American troops are on the way out of Afghanistan, but the Washington Post reports that much of their gear, some $7 billion worth, won't be coming home with them.
Posted In: afghanistan, military, defense

What Iraq taught us about reconstruction

Mar 20, 2013
In his final report to Congress this month, U.S. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen said much of the $60 billion the U.S. spent on rebuilding Iraq was wasted.
Posted In: Iraq, military, afghanistan

The cost of corruption spirals in Afghanistan: Report

Feb 7, 2013
Half of all Afghans have bribed public officials in the last year and the amounts are growing, according to a report from the UN.
Posted In: afghanistan, corruption, United Nations

Report calls Kabul Bank a 'ponzi scheme'

Nov 29, 2012
A new report says that the now collapsed Kabul Bank in Afghanistan acted as a 'ponzi scheme.'
Posted In: afghanistan, bank, fraud, ponzi scheme

Homeless vets face challenges in filing disability claims

Nov 12, 2012
The Veteran's Administration has made homeless vets a priority, but delays in getting benefits persist
Posted In: veterans, homeless, military, disability, Vietnam, Iraq, afghanistan

Arizona board grants emergency funds to needy vets

Nov 9, 2012
Vets often face long delays in resolving disability claims, and need assistance to tide them over.
Posted In: veterans, disability, Iran, afghanistan, Vietnam

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